Teachers Anthea Penfold: Squashed Anthea was born in 1941 in Guildford, Surrey. She spent her entire school life in residential special schools in Sussex and Kent. More fromAnthea PenfoldI Could Have ShoneCut OffEnid BlytonBird TableA Craft Curriculum Here Anthea describes the impact her teacher had on her confidence. https://howwasschool.allfie.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/squashed.mp3TranscriptI just lost confidence. The English teacher was the one who I hated, who was – who came up – who had a very irrational temper and, you know, she just squashed me utterly. Explore more Explore stories by theme or view the timeline of significant events in education for disabled people A selection of other stories... Just MegHere Mark describes his niece being included in her mainstream school. Lack of FacilitiesHere Michelle describes the lack of school facilities hindering learning. I Knew Nothing About LifeHere Ronald describes the lasting impact of school on life afterwards.